Monday, 24 January 2022                

Next Senior Club Tournament

Croydon Chess Club

presents the

2022 Croydon Open

(3rd February to 17th March)

  • Dates: 7 Thursday evenings, 3rd February to 17th March
  • Venue: Croydon RSL Hall, Civic Square, Croydon.
  • Covid restrictions:  Minimum 2-dose Covid-19 vaccination (show proof on entry). Wear a mask. QR-code sign-in. Don't attend if you have any flu-like symptoms.
  • Format: 7 round Swiss.
  • Time control:  60min + 30s/move. ACF Classic rated.
  • Round 1, 3rd Feb: Round 1 starts at 8:00 pm. All other rounds: 7:45 pm.
  • Prizes:
    • 1st $200, 2nd $120, 3rd $60;
    • U1600: 1st $60, 2nd $40;
    • U1300: 1st $60, 2nd $40;
    • U1000: 1st $60, 2nd $40;
    • Junior (U18) $40. 
  • Entry fee & Registration:  Please register by notifying the Organiser by Tuesday 1st February.

        Members: $20 - Members may pay by exact cash on the first night or by payment to our bank account.

      Non-members: $40 - Please pay to our bank account and notify the Organiser of your name, contact number and payment details.

  • Bank Account:

    Bank: Bendigo Bank, Mooroolbark
     BSB: 633 000
      Account Number: 133 628 222
        Account name: Croydon Chess Inc.


When depositing, please include your name in the description so we can identify you. Also, please ensure all deposit details are correct. We will not be responsible for transfers that do not appear in our account.

  • Forfeit time: 30 min.  It is important to notify the Organiser of any foreseeable absence asap. Failure to do so inconveniences your opponent and may result in enforced withdrawal from the tournament.

  • Byes: Two half-point byes allowed in the first five rounds only. Notify organiser at least a week before.

  • Arbiters: Kyle Gibson (FA), Ian Birchall

  • Organiser: Ian Birchall

 For further information, email the Organiser:


Sponsors and Supporters

Croydon Chess wishes to thank the following organisations instrumental in the development of our club:


Bendigo Bank

Bendigo Bank Mooroolbark

L J Hooker

LJ Hooker Mooroolbark

Northern Star Chess

Northern Star Chess - home of the Northern Star Chess Study Cards

Maroondah City

Maroondah City Council

Chess Victoria


Swinburne University

Latest News
2022 Annual General Meeting - 27th Jan.


Venue:     Croydon RSL Hall

Date:       Thursday, 27th January

Time:       7:30pm

Covid restrictions in place:   

         Minimum 2-dose vaccinated (12+).

        Wear a mask.

        QR code sign-in.

        Don't attend if you have flu-like symptoms.

  • All members and friends of the club are welcome to attend. If the restrictions will prevent you from otherwise attending then please contact the secretary.
  • Only members 15yo or older may vote.
  • Please find the Agenda and other documents here.

All members were emailed notification of this event on 9th Jan. If you don't think that you received it, check your Spam or Promotions folders, if not there, please contact me to update your details.



Senior Club - 3rd Online Cup (15/12)


Congratulations to:

   1st       Chris Potter  3.5/4

   =2nd    Garry Lycett, Michael Potter  3


 Full results can be found here.


Senior Club - Summer Cup (14/12)


Congratualtions to

        1st  Guy West  5/5

       2nd  Garry Lycett  4

     =3rd   Ian Birchall, Kyle Gibson

              Chris Potter & Gavyn Sanusi-Goh   3


Final results are here.                                                

2021 World Champs: Carlsen wins 7.5 - 3.5 !


Comments on the match have been moved here.

End News


World Top 10 for more details and full list



Next two club nights

Annual General Meeting - 27th January, 2022

Please check the notice in the middle column for details.


 Junior Club (Thursdays) Croydon RSL

 Thursdays 6:15 -7:15 pm:

     Closed for the Summer break.

     Planning to resume 3rd February.

Youth Club (Tuesdays)  - Croydon RSL

 Tuesdays 6:15-7:15 pm:

     Closed for the Summer break.

     Planning to resume 8th February.

Senior Club (Thursdays) - Croydon RSL

 Thursdays 7:40 pm -       

     27 Jan   2022 Annual General Meeting (7:30pm)

     03 Feb   Croydon Open R1/7


Meeting place


Club Meeting Place:

                      Croydon RSL Hall

                    Civic Square
VIC  3136

      (Behind EV's Youth Centre, Mt Dandenong Rd)

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Your Local Chess Club

Croydon Chess services the following areas:

Bayswater, Blackburn, Boronia, Box Hill, Chirnside Park, Croydon, Doncaster, Donvale, Ferntree Gully, Forest Hill, Glen Waverley, Healesville, Heathmont, Heatherdale, Kilsyth, Knox, Lilydale, Mitcham, Monbulk, Montrose, Mooroolbark, Mount Dandenong, Mount Evelyn, Mount Waverley, Narre Warren, Nunawading, Park Orchards, Ringwood, Rowville, Scoresby, Seville, Silvan, Templestowe, Vermont, Wandin, Wantirna, Warburton, Warrandyte, Wheelers Hill, Wonga Park, Woori Yallock, Yarra Glen, Yarra Valley (covering council areas of Knox, Manningham, Maroondah, Whitehorse and Yarra Ranges).

We have also listed other Melbourne and Victorian clubs on our external links page.

Statement of Purpose

Croydon Chess exists to:

  • encourage the enjoyment of chess amongst residents of Croydon and surrounding suburbs
  • educate our community about the benefits of a lifetime of playing chess
  • train participants of all ages to become more technically proficient in their play
  • facilitate the running of structured (competitive) chess tournaments as well as informal (casual) play
  • provide a welcoming club environment that fosters development of productive, long-term relationships between our members

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